Thousands of jobs are being posted online by search companies around the world as they scramble to fill an aging labour market.
The job listings on search companies sites include the names of companies that offer both online and in-person work.
While many companies advertise job postings for people who are either older or younger than 35, many offer postings for workers between the ages of 25 and 35.
That could mean older people who want to work in an office setting, while younger people who prefer to work remotely, or both.
While there are still many openings in the Canadian job market, the hiring boom is taking off in other parts of the world, according to data compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
According to the data, more than 5,000 companies have posted job postings in more than 130 countries around the globe.
A job posted on Facebook, for example, lists the title “Retired Account Executive” and the company’s email address as “[email protected]”.
The job posting is available on both LinkedIn and Google Plus.
The postings are coming in the midst of the country’s worst job shortage since the Great Recession.
More than a million Canadians have been laid off since the end of February, according the Canadian Labour Congress, and that number is expected to rise in the coming weeks.
The unemployment rate has been hovering around 5.7 per cent, but economists expect the rate to rise.
Job postings on the job boards on social media sites like LinkedIn, Google Plus and Facebook are all filled with people looking for work, said Marc-André Trichet, a professor of business administration at the University of Ottawa and one of the founders of the national labour recruitment site Canadianjobs.com.
“People are looking for jobs,” he said.
“We are seeing that as a positive development.
People are willing to go to work, they are looking to fill a gap in the labour market, and they are motivated to find jobs.”
Job postings are being put up by search firms in more countries around Europe and Asia than in Canada, he said, but the job posting sites are often not offering the same level of detail as their home countries.
The companies posting jobs online are also posting them in different languages, and in the hope of attracting international job seekers, Triches said.
The trend is also making the job postings more accessible to people in remote areas of the globe, where the job market is still very limited, said Mark Boulton, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represents some 1,500 employers in the province of Ontario.
Many of the job openings on the jobs sites have not been posted on any employer’s website for months, he added.
“When we saw this, we were worried.
It is not easy to fill that position, but there is a good chance that someone can do it,” said Boulons chief executive officer, Mark McConkie.
The demand for more skilled workers has also made it easier for some companies to recruit in Canada.
In April, a job posting on the company site of a job seeking an IT professional in Toronto, posted in French, listed the location as a training centre in Montreal.
It listed the company as being open to all qualified candidates and promised to pay $30,000 for a contract.
The job posted is no longer active.
Canadianjobs.ca says it has had 2,500 job postings posted in more international locations since the start of the year.
Many of those postings have been in the U.S. and Europe, said Triche, but he said job postings are also being posted in India, Singapore and other Asian countries.
“These postings are really a reflection of the demand that is out there,” he added, noting that jobs postings are often posted on job boards for people from across the world who have a specific skill set.
While the demand for workers is expected increase, the supply of workers will not, said Gary Fong, a research fellow with the Fraser Institute, an independent think tank in British Columbia.
“There is not going to be enough workers coming into the country to meet that demand.
The labour market is not fully developed,” Fong said.